Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

I was so excited to publish this piece given that I live in the San Fernando Valley. I had to wait a little bit for the muralists to have a wall ready for painting, but the wait was worth it. While the rest of the country was kicking back, these hardworking artists were soaking in the sunshine in San Fernando Valley. 

Text and additional photography by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Drew Tewksbury
Published: 22 July 2013, Artbound

San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys Boulevard and Bradley Avenue muralist, Kristy Sandoval | Courtesy of Carren Jao
It takes mettle to work under the scorching San Fernando Valley sunshine, but not even an epic heat wave that hit the West Coast this 4th of July weekend stopped a cadre of muralists from completing their mission: to finish a mural on the corner of Van Nuys Boulevard and Bradley Avenue in Pacoima. They had been there as early as six in the morning, only to retire as the sun sets, getting as much done as they could. [read more]


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